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Rainbow Falls, Hilo

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Visit Wiluku River State Park to witness Rainbow Falls, the 24 m (80 ft) waterfalls famous for the magnificent rainbows that shine through their mist. These falls, know to locals by their Hawaiian name, Waianuenue, rush down over a lava cave, which is considered to be the home of the ancient Hawaiian goddess Hina. At the foot of the falls, wild ginger and monstera plants surround a large pool. Naturally, the rainbows are especially strong after a rainstorm. Put Rainbow Falls into our Hilo trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hilo.
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  • August 14, 2017
    this is easy to get to and very pretty falls. several viewing areas with different perspectives and then a trail below leading to a very neat banyan tree...we saw no rainbow due to weather conditions ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Parking is free, and you get out of the car and immediately see the falls! This is definitely a stop for everyone. The falls are small but it's so close to Hilo that there's no reason no to go! It was...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    The RainbowFalls are big and impressive and very easy for anyone, both younger and older, to see from a safe dry spot. There is some handicapped parking and easy access for those in wheelchairs or on ...  more »

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A convenient starting point for any exploration of the eastern portion of the Island of Hawaii, Hilo features many air-conditioned hostels, ideally priced for backpackers and other travelers not intending to spend a great deal of time indoors. For additional amenities and more privacy, book a room at a private bed and breakfast or small hotel near the town's best beaches. To stay closer to the hub of tourist action, consider a mid-range inn located in one of the old buildings in Hilo's historic downtown area.
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